As the bank that sparked Singapore’s development and growth, we continue to turn ideas into action, and bring possibilities and innovation to life. These are at the heart of who we are.
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The spark that ignited our success in Singapore soon spread to Hong Kong, where we embraced the city’s entrepreneurial dynamism and can-do spirit to ignite endless possibilities at DBS Bank (Hong Kong).
As the anchor of our Greater China franchise, we have gone from strength to strength as the preferred bank for large corporates and SMEs seeking opportunities to grow and expand, as well as affluent individuals climbing the wealth ladder to new heights.
Through a culture of innovation, empowerment and collaboration, we work hand-in-hand with our stakeholders and the community in which we operate to spark real progress in Hong Kong. Together, we are the spark that ignites endless possibilities in Hong Kong today, tomorrow and for years to come.
Highlights of key milestones
Dao Heng Bank Limited, DBS Kwong On Bank Limited and Overseas Trust Bank Limited merge to become DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.
Opened a Representative Office in Dongguan, as the first foreign bank to establish a presence in the fast-growing Chinese city.
Launched the first DBS ATM card that customers could use to make payments and cash withdrawals at ATMs and retailers in China and around the world. The ATM card was compatible with four major payment networks, including China UnionPay, JETCO, PLUS and EPS.
Partnered with 3 Hong Kong to launch the first 3G-based mobile phone banking service in Hong Kong. Customers using the service enjoyed greater convenience and flexibility when conducting banking transactions via 3G mobile phones anytime and anywhere.
Opened a new Cheung Sha Wan Plaza Branch, which is the first branch to provide a full range of consumer banking, DBS Treasures and enterprise banking services under one roof.
DBS Vickers (Hong Kong) Limited opened its first Customer Investor Centre, offering customers a comprehensive suite of professional investment services.
Launched DBS Treasures Private Client in Hong Kong as an extension of the DBS Private Bank offering to target clients with investible assets of HK$8 million and above.
Launched the first-in-town DBS RMB Index for VVinning Enterprises (DRIVE) to offer a strategic tool for policymakers, businesses and investors to track the actual usage and acceptance of the RMB among Hong Kong companies as well as their sentiment towards future RMB adoption.
Opened the first DBS Treasures Private Client Centre in Hong Kong.
Launched the first-in-town award-winning uGOiGO™ group buy campaign to drive deposits from affluent customers via social media.
Launched the Mobile Loan Centre app, an innovative mobile app using optical character recognition technology for fast, easy and convenient loan application and approvals within one minute using a smartphone.
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For almost 50 years, as a trusted partner, we have been sparking possibilities across Asia. Each possibility creates more sparks that birth inspiration, joy and wonder. Everything in life starts with a spark. Where you take it can be amazing. The spark is in the Singapore story, the DBS story, and in each and everyone of us.
As the bank that sparked Singapore’s development, igniting possibilities is at the heart of who we are. We will be here for the next 50 years, and beyond.
Let's spark something together.